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Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.

Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Bloomington, IN

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Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.

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English

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1229 E. 7th St. Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-1357


Episodes

Dittersdorf’s ‘Ovid’ Sonatas

9/22/2017
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When life give you lemons….make lemonade. It seems that’s what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.

Duration: 00:12:26


The Docile Dulcian

9/16/2017
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Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.

Duration: 00:58:52


Strike Up the Band

9/9/2017
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Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.

Duration: 00:58:52


Secret Consolations

9/8/2017
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Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.

Duration: 00:06:50


21st Century Somersaults

8/28/2017
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"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again."

Duration: 00:08:18


The Humble Hurdy-Gurdy

8/5/2017
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This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.

Duration: 00:58:52


Show Me the Money!

7/22/2017
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The English poet Robert Graves once said, “There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money.”

Duration: 00:58:52


Nachtmusique

7/7/2017
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Go back in time for a musical soirée in an 18th century Viennese drawing room.

Duration: 00:08:39


Yankee Doodle

7/1/2017
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"Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they jovially twine / The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s Vine.” Those are some of the original words to our national anthem.

Duration: 00:58:52


Soundtrack to the Middle Ages

6/24/2017
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Knights, peasants, crusades, chants, and saints—this week on Harmonia, we’ll explore aspects of medieval European history.

Duration: 00:58:52


A Tale of Telemann

6/17/2017
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This week on Harmonia we celebrate Telemann’s legacy.

Duration: 00:58:52


Duo Le Fils

6/2/2017
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The Elder, The Younger, The Son, The Duo.

Duration: 00:07:13


Il Cembalo di Partenope

5/27/2017
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The 500 year old instrument is one of the earliest harpsichords that has survived the trials of travel and time.

Duration: 00:08:29


Canzonette Spirituali e Morali

5/5/2017
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Duration: 00:06:40


Johann Wilhelm Hässler

4/21/2017
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Keyboard music by Johann Wilhelm Hässler, played on harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano.

Duration: 00:09:25


Marco Dall’Aquila: Music For Lute

4/12/2017
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Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.

Duration: 00:06:22


Mendelssohn Sonatas From Childhood, Adolescence And Adulthood

3/30/2017
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Mendelssohn's three sonatas for violin and fortepiano played on 19th century period instruments.

Duration: 00:08:29


Music of Mondonville

3/25/2017
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Although famous in his day, the music of French baroque composer Jean-Joseph de Mondonville has, nowadays, mostly been forgotten.

Duration: 00:58:52


Bach à la Française

3/22/2017
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Ensemble Zefiro explores Bach's associations with France, and the incorporation of the French style into his music.

Duration: 00:10:09


Masquerade

3/11/2017
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What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!

Duration: 00:58:52

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